NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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2005 Saab 9-3 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Saab 9-3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 182005

9-3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


The engine on my 2005 Saab 9-3 has failed two times within the first 4900 miles on the odometer. The first failure occurred in June of 2005 and the problem was diagnosed as a throttle body failure. The failure results in the car accelerating extremely slow without any prior notice. The second failure occurred on July 18, 2005 when I was nearly hit making a left hand turn. The same symptoms presented without any indication that there was a failure about to occur. I have researched the saabnet website and it appears I am not alone in falling victim to the defective throttle body in the Saab 9-3 model. It appears to be a pervasive problem. Saab's attorney indicated that this did not rise to the level of a recall nor a problem that require replacement of the vehicle.

- Washington, DC, USA

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